Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Designing and Evaluating Trauma-Informed Programming

Designing, monitoring and evaluating trauma-informed interventions with refugees resettling in the U.S. is a growing area of interest for both practitioners and policy makers. Developing new programs requires the identification of needs to inform program design. Sound program design draws from the available knowledge- and evidence-base and is grounded in a logical theory of change in order to be successfully implemented, monitored and evaluated. Options for evaluating a program depend on the intervention and availability of technical and financial resources. This participatory workshop will lead participants through the process of identifying needs to developing a logic model to guide implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities. The session will draw from key findings and program recommendations generated from a recently conducted exploratory study.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand how trauma may impact the resettlement experience of refugee women from the DRC and discuss pragmatic trauma-informed strategies for meeting the service needs
  2. Participants will be able to explain the importance of sound program design in setting interventions up for success with regards to implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  3. Participants will be able to know what to look for in seeking technical support for designing and evaluating their programs
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